"The Mazda CX-5 remains one of the best small SUVs around. It offers a high-quality interior, sharp handling, and a competitive price." 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Few vehicles on the road can combine luxury, functionality, and affordability better than the Mazda CX-5. This sub-compact SUV is a frequent "top pick" among auto industry experts, and the latest 2022 model year snagged a spot on the Car and Driver's 2022 Editors' Choice list. So what makes the Mazda CX-5 such a standout choice in a country seemingly full of SUVs? Today on the blog, we're highlighting a few of the features that make the 2022 CX-5 such a popular vehicle among Wellesley drivers and why you should add it to your must-see list!

Get More Luxury for Less With the CX-5

Plenty of SUVs offer the usual list of engine sizes, safety features, and specs, but Mazda stands head and shoulders above the rest in one very important category: affordable luxury. After all, who doesn't want to feel as though they've stepped into a Mercedes without paying the Mercedes price tag?

The Mazda CX-5 is loved by families, students, retirees, and just about everyone in between for its elevated and functional design. From the floor-hinged pedals to the sculpted steering wheel, every angle was designed with ergonomics in mind, creating a supportive and comfortable driving experience no matter how short (or long) the journey. The interior is crafted with premium materials like Nappa leather-trimmed upholstery and soft lighting that adds to the feel of luxury. An endless array of details will delight drivers and passengers alike, including plenty of organizational solutions, a windshield-projected driving display, smart connectivity controls, a height-adjustable power lift gate, and a custom 10-speaker Bose audio system that amplifies sound perfectly in the CX-5.

Speaking of sound, one of the most popular features of the CX-5 is its advanced sound-dampening technology. Mazda's engineering team spent years working hard to reduce interior cabin noise caused by the tires, transmission, and wind, a project (which you can read more about here) that lead to a massive overhaul of the CX-5's major components. The hard work was worth it, as the new 2022 CX-5 promises one of the smoothest and quietest ride experiences in its class, giving Wellesley drivers a chance to slow down and enjoy a moment of peace throughout their busy days.

 

 

"You don't need to drive the CX-5 hard to enjoy it or to appreciate its excellence. Sure, its precise steering and composed cornering make for one helluva Sunday cruise. But it also soaks up rough roads without commotion and has the ride quality of crossovers that cost twice as much. This harmonious interplay of dynamics is unrivaled by its competitors. Pavement imperfections are isolated, road noise is minimal, and the damping is neither stiff nor floaty." 

 

 


 

New Features on the 2022 Mazda CX-5

Sure, it might be tough to improve such an outstanding SUV, but with a commitment to auto innovation and the happiness of its customers, Mazda continues to push boundaries.

New for 2022, the Mazda CX-5 comes with a sleek redesigned 3D grille, curvy exterior styling, and cool new LED headlights. The same transmission and suspension overhaul that took place during the Mazda CX-5 sound-dampening project also resulted in a smoother ride, and improved responsiveness and handling. All trims now come with standard all-wheel-drive and adjustable driving settings that can adapt to changing MA weather and terrain. Drivers can choose between two powerful engines, but the optional Turbocharged 4-cylinder will put some serious pep in your step with a mighty 256 horsepower.

 

 

"Traded a Subaru Forester with a CVT for this CX-5. The CVT always worried me, showed signs of problems, and was squirrelly. However, the CX-5 transmission is solid and dependable with smooth shifts. The vehicle is safe and quiet. The CX-5 Touring is recommended by Consumer Reports, is comfortable, quick, and economical enough. We like the stability of the AWD, the safety features, the responsive steering, and the seats. The interior is upscale, the exterior is classier than the competition. So far, so good in a car that fits us just right." 

 


 

 

 

Test Drive the New 2022 Mazda CX-5 at Wellesley Mazda

The affordability of the Mazda CX-5 is undoubtedly its best feature of all. Entry models (which are fully loaded with standard features) start at just $27,500, and a wide range of trims, add-ons, and packages allow you to customize your ride to meet your needs and budget. At Wellesley Mazda, we also specialize in affordable car loans and vehicle financing, and our team is here to help you find the right vehicle at the right price. Take a look through our online inventory and contact us to book a test drive today!

 

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